Good Friday I had the honour to be one of the 3 Marias following the cross in the Procession.
|Photos by Marta Recasens|
|Frank's cousin Nuria helped us to dress and put on the special comb and mantilla!|
|Here we are: my friends Pilar, Mari Carmen and I !!|
Frank's family has been responsible for a hundred years of this part of the ritual with the cross. A huge cross with Jesus crucified which weighs around 50 kgs and there are 3 men taking turns to carry it.
The whole town seemed to be watching and for me it was very special to see friends smiling at me while passing. A magic evening!
On Easter Saturday we had friends for "Calçots". The very special grilled onions with Romesco sauce. It is a whole ritual too. "Calçotada" is a party going on from January till April, when it is season for these very special kind of onions.
|You eat the calçots standing up with a bib in front not to dirty all of you!|
Usually you drink wine out of a porron like that.
So naturally we had to go to have a Paella on Easter Monday. We went to our favorite restaurant for fish in Tarragona called Bonachi with our friends Kurt and Åsa. What a fantastic day! The restaurant was of course overful of families with grandfathers and grandmothers and aunts and uncles and babies and children running around.. in other words, a typical Mediterranian lunch!
The dessert was small "monas".
Ramon Bonachi, the owner of the restaurant is also a poet and a photographer and they have the restaurant since generations. His brother, who is the cook, is also a painter! What a family!
Well, well, well, now we do not have to eat anything for a whole week...I think....
Leaving Bonachi, we took a walk by the sea with its nice little beach "L'Arrabassada". There, as a final to this lovely day, we found Mimosa blooming and Tamarix (in other languages Tamarindo, Tamarind, Tamarit) with fantastic pink cascades of flowers.
Thank you for a lovely Easter Holiday!
Maina, Frank, Åsa and Kurt